SHARE – Sweden

SHARE is a multidisciplinary, cross-national and longitudinal survey measuring the combined health, economic and social living conditions of persons aged 50 and over.

SHARE stands for Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe. One of its key objectives is to facilitate comparative analyses of ageing and its consequences in countries with different welfare regimes. Containing anonymised longitudinal and cross-sectional data on more than 100 000 individuals over the age of 50 in 20 countries, SHARE is a major infrastructural resource for ageing research in Europe and throughout the world. 

CEDAR manages the data collection in Sweden

SHARE is based on individual, computer-aided personal interviews and has been carried out in six waves and four more are planned. CEDAR is responsible for the collection of data in Sweden, in close collaboration with the Department of Sociology in Umeå.

SHARE Sweden has been defined by the Swedish Research Council as a national research infrastructure. Due to its high quality, the availability of the data and the topical research issues, SHARE was also appointed the first ever European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) by the European Union in 2011.

Participants: Gunnar Malmberg (PI), Mikael Stattin, Jenny Olofsson & Filip Fors.

Funding: The Swedish Research Council
27 million SEK 2014-2017

Page Editor: Nina Brynefall

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